Geekend

TechRepublic salutes geek culture and entertainment in the Geekend blog, which allows users to take a few moments to stray from the daily grind of business technology.

  • Jay Garmon // January 17, 2008, 12:15 AM PST

    Video: All your smurf are belong to smurf

    What happens when you slam together the once-pithy "all your base are belong to us" with the timeless verbal conflation that is the Smurf language via the cultural crucible that is the $64,000 Pyramid? Why, only the wiggiest mash-up video you'll see today. Take that, annoying language memes!

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  • Bill Detwiler // January 17, 2008, 12:49 AM PST

    Alienware Curved Display wows gamers at CES 2008

    If you've got the budget and the desk space, Alienware's new Curved Display will make you the envy of gamers everywhere. This widescreen monitor provides a 90-degree horizontal field of view at 2880x900 resolution with a .02ms response time.

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  • Jay Garmon // January 17, 2008, 11:35 PM PST

    Steve Jobs: "People don't read anymore"

    In our continuing efforts to poke the hornet's nest, we bring you this quote from Steve Jobs in response to Amazon's new Kindle ebook reader: "It doesn't matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don't read anymore."

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  • Jay Garmon // January 21, 2008, 4:01 PM PST

    Webcomic: Technology for country folks

    Here are some pun-ful variations on common technical terms reimagined for use in--how shall we say--less than cutting-edge implementations.

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  • Jay Garmon // January 20, 2008, 4:01 PM PST

    Video: New Star Trek teaser trailer

    A teaser trailer for the new theatrical Star Trek reboot movie was shown prior to <em>Cloverfield</em> in most U.S. cinemas this weekend. For those of you with no interest in watching a hybrid of <em>Godzilla</em> and <em>The Blair Witch Project</em>, here's a YouTube capture of the J.J. Abrams-helmed teaser.

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  • Rebecca Ward // January 19, 2008, 12:17 PM PST

    Problem resolution flowchart

    Here's a handy little decision tool to help you escape blame in almost any office-related disaster.

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  • Jay Garmon // January 22, 2008, 3:27 AM PST

    Geek Trivia: Overdose of tragedy

    What was the highest dosage of radiation ever suffered by a human being from a conventional nuclear accident -- the highest lethal rem count ever inflicted outside the detonation of a nuclear weapon?

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  • Jay Garmon // January 22, 2008, 3:28 AM PST

    Geek Trivia: The Quibble of the Week for January 22

    This week's quibble comes from the January 15 edition of Geek Trivia, "Failure or success(ion)." TechRepublic member <strong>jscali61</strong> dinged me for a poor choice of titular shorthand.

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  • Jay Garmon // January 23, 2008, 4:01 PM PST

    Video: PC versus Mac versus payday

    Everybody loves a good Mac vs. PC commercial spoof, but this one might hit just a little too close to home for some of the Apple fanatics out there. Especially given the current economic climate.

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  • Jay Garmon // January 24, 2008, 11:55 PM PST

    Video: The ultimate cubicle prank

    This is the inevitable result of an ever-escalating cubicle-prank arms race, especially in an environment where management has a sense of humor, and engineers work in the building.

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  • Jay Garmon // January 27, 2008, 11:12 PM PST

    Net Neutrality explained in one picture

    This faux product package explains the argument for Net Neutrality in one cynically hilarious image.

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  • Jay Garmon // January 27, 2008, 11:28 PM PST

    Video: Potassium chlorate versus Gummy Bears

    Molten potassium chlorate is a strong oxidizing agent that reacts violently with sugar. Gummy bears have lots of sugar in them.

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  • Jay Garmon // January 28, 2008, 4:01 AM PST

    In remembrance: Challenger and Columbia

    Twenty-two years ago--Jan. 28, 1986--we lost the space shuttle <em>Challenger</em>. A mere five years ago--Feb. 1, 2003--we lost her sister ship, <em>Columbia</em>. Below is a selection or articles that pay tribute to all that was taken from us on those fateful days, and everything else those momentous and noble craft help us gain.

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  • Jay Garmon // February 1, 2008, 12:00 AM PST

    25 more words every sci-fi fan should know

    Based on the wildly positive feedback from <a href="http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/geekend/?p=1093" target="_blank">75 words every sci-fi fan should know</a>, we bring you an additional <strong>25 more words every sci-fi fan should know</strong>. There, now you have your even 100.

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